Effect of channel length on the electrical response of carbon nanotube field-effect transistors to deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization
Salila Vijayalal Mohan, Hari Krishna
Wong, Chee How
Date of Issue2014
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
A single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) in a field-effect transistor (FET) configuration provides an ideal electronic path for label-free detection of nucleic acid hybridization. The simultaneous influence of more than one response mechanism in hybridization detection causes a variation in electrical parameters such as conductance, transconductance, threshold voltage and hysteresis gap. The channel length (L) dependence of each of these parameters necessitates the need to include them when interpreting the effect of L on the response to hybridization. Using the definitions of intrinsic effective mobility (µe) and device field-effect mobility (µf), two new parameters were defined to interpret the effect of L on the FET response to hybridization. Our results indicate that FETs with ≈300 µm long SWCNT exhibited the most appreciable response to hybridization, which complied with the variation trend in response to the newly defined parameters.
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
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